About Nitrous Oxide@headingTag>
Nitrous oxide gas goes by many names, including happy gas, laughing gas, and inhalation sedation. Its most popular use is to tranquilize patients for a brief time throughout dental procedures. At DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, our dentists administer this colorless, odorless gas to ease any anxiety or discomfort for the patient while having a procedure and to help them relax. Our dentists can control the amount of gas administered to the patient. Because nitrous oxide gas is a conscious sedation method, the patient will not fall asleep, but they will feel more relaxed. The patient will be awake enough to hear our dentists and perform any directions throughout the procedure.
"If I could give 0 stars I would Everything in the place of business went well. Only had $160 worth of work done paid $100 up front and billed the rest and DentalWorks ran my girlfriend and I debit card for $400. After I get my money returned that they stole from me I will never be returning to this location ever again. I wouldn't recommend going here unless you want your money stolen!"- Anonymous / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"People, please read this full review, as I am just wanting to help others out. Like whoever is reading this, I looked up reviews on Dental Works before I went too. I was so so happy the day I got treated here because the office staff was so nice and Dr. O'Brien made me feel so comfortable! The lady that cleaned my teet...h was super nice and patient with me too! Now, accidents happen all the time, but I was charged $400, significantly over the amount I authorized or had work done for. I understand that errors occur, we are all human. What disappoints me is how it was handled. Office staff had a complete personality change over this, mind you, something out of my control and by no means my error! My goodness, today when I walked in to discuss this matter with them, I didn't even get a hello. I was simply told to sit down. Because of their error, again a significant amount of money, my bank account has an issue now. Dental works told me they authorized the refund and so forth but I've met with my bank local and spoken regional and they haven't gotten a refunded payment come through yet. I know that refunds take several business days, but there isn't anything even pending yet, and again their error has messed up my finances until I get paid again. I pray that it goes through and they are being totally honest with me. Regardless though, this was handled unprofessionally. I've gotten laughed at, snarled faces, etc. and all that I MYSELF did was give this place a try as a new patient. In fact, the blame got on everybody else except them! They blamed the bank they do their financials with, then it was my bank's fault, blah blah blah. Sitting in the office today, I was told that they don't keep any checks or money in their office for refunds, etc. but office manager had just right before stated that she was at the bank for Dental Works just like every Friday?? When I asked her to get her boss or the bank they work with on the phone while I was present, she absolutely would not do it and after demanding she do it 4 or 5 times, she finally leaves the office, goes who knows where because "she can't call that particular extension from her phone" ummm your office phone is functional and I just saw calls coming in on it?? Seems weird!!! Obviously, going by the reviews on here, noone has had this particular issue. My warning to everybody out there though is that if it happened to me and this is how it was handled, it could happen to you. I don't want to get any service provided to me from people who can turn on you at the drop of a hat for THEIR own mistake. Right is right and wrong is wrong. And to make me wait on that kind of amount of money for days after you made such a "boo boo" is just not right. Good luck Dental Works patients. See More"- S.M. / Facebook / Aug 11, 2017
"Professional, kind and knowledgeable. Great place for dentistry."- A.R. / Google / Jul 31, 2017
"After 2 years I finally am back at a dental office I feel comfortable with (my dental plan changed and my prior dentist didn't accept the new one). My exclusive dental plan requires me to use one of only two "chain" dental companies in my area. My experience at the chain across the street was horrific and I was weary o...f attempting another. I'm glad I did!! I had a perfect dental experience at Dentalworks -Spartanburg!! My teeth are cleaned, I have no cavities (strange since the "other" told me I had 4 ?), I don't have gingivitis (strange since the other told me I did ... are we seeing a pattern here). Love the staff and the environment at Dental Works!! See More"- B.S. / Facebook / Jul 11, 2017
"Excellent people staff do very great work, would recommend anyone everyone to go there"- T.B. / Google / Jul 03, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
Oxygen is usually added to the nitrous oxide gas for safer effects. Our dentists will start the sedation by placing a hood on top of the patient’s nose that will be consumed when the patient breathes normally. The patient will start to feel light-headed within a few minutes when the nitrous oxide goes into effect. The patient may then start to notice a tingling sensation (usually in the arms and legs) or a warm, pulsating feeling through their body. When at its full effect, the nitrous oxide gas will make the patient experience euphoria and allow our dentists to complete the procedure without any discomfort for the patient. The nitrous oxide will be used as long as it is needed, and the gas can be turned off and on by our dentists depending on the patient’s needs.
Once the nitrous oxide is stopped, its effects will leave the body in minutes. The patient will experience no long-term effects and they are able to take themselves home after the procedure. There are usually no lasting negative reactions caused by nitrous oxide when used for sedation, but some patients may experience slight stomach trouble. To avoid stomach trouble, the patient is advised to have a light meal before their procedure at DentalWorks - Spartanburg.
The dental insurance payment of nitrous oxide sedation will vary based on the purpose for use. If sedation is needed for a certain procedure, it's usually paid at least partly by the patient’s insurance plan. If the nitrous oxide is requested by the patient to help with anxiety or fear, the insurance company may not pay the cost for sedation. The front office of DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC will check with the patient’s insurance company to determine their insurance benefits and out-of-pocket costs. DentalWorks - Spartanburg takes several forms of payment and helps to join patients to financing options.
Plan Your Procedure
A Laughing Matter@headingTag>
When you schedule a procedure or consultation, be sure to learn more about nitrous oxide gas sedation for your visit to DentalWorks - Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC. Whether it is a regular professional cleaning or a longer treatment, our dentists will explain your sedation options and answer any questions you may have about nitrous oxide. Please contact DentalWorks - Spartanburg today to plan your appointment to find out more regarding your sedation dentistry choices.